The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

Hannelore Keller-Rudek1, Geert K. Moortgat2, Rolf Sander2, Rüdiger Sörensen1

1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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When referring to the Spectral Atlas, please cite our publication:

Keller-Rudek, H., Moortgat, G. K., Sander, R., and Sörensen, R.: The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS spectral atlas of gaseous molecules of atmospheric interest, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 365–373, (2013), DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-365-2013

Cross Sections / Hydrogen+water / H2O / Du(2013)_293K_290-350nm

DATAFILE: H2O_Du(2013)_293K_290-350nm.txt
NAME: water
AUTHOR(YEAR): Du(2013)
T: 293K
λ: 290-350nm
BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Du, L. Huang, Q. Min, and L. Zhu, "The influence of water vapor absorption in the 290–350 nm region on solar radiance: Laboratory studies and model simulation", Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 4788-4792 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/grl.50935
COMMENTS: Absorption measurements using cavity ring-down spectroscopy

Cross sections in the 355–365 nm region are too small to be accurately measured.

The errors quoted (third column) represent 1σ scatter from three repeated measurements.

Note that the validity of the data published by Du et al. has been questioned by

J. Lampel, D. Pöhler, J. Tschritter, U. Frieß, and U. Platt, "On the relative absorption strengths of water vapour in the blue wavelength range", Atmos. Meas. Tech. 8, 4329–4346 (2015), doi:10.5194/amt-8-4329-2015; DOI: 10.5194/amt-8-4329-2015, and

E.M. Wilson, J.C. Wenger, and D.S. Venables," Upper limits for absorption by water vapor in the near-UV", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 170, 194-199 (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.11.015

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